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Three new collections of poetry are launched at the SPL by Nina Bogin, Beverley Bie Brahic and Eoghan Walls.
Nina Bogin’s Thousandfold is a journey through seasons and landscapes, a journal of ordinary life punctuated by extra-ordinary people and moments – the births of grandchildren, the physical decline of a husband, relationships with family and friends.
Nina Bogin was born in New York City and grew up on the north shore of Long Island. She has lived in France since 1976, first in Paris and then in eastern France near the Swiss and German borders, in the foothills of the Vosges mountains.
‘Nina Bogin writes beautiful, spare, exemplary poems from which everything unnecessary is quietly stripped away.’
Alison Brackenbury, Poetry Review
Beverley Bie Brahic is a poet, translator and occasional critic. Her collection, White Sheets, was a finalist for the 2012 Forward Prize; Hunting the Boar (2016) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and her translation, Guillaume Apollinaire, The Little Auto, won the 2013 Scott Moncrieff Prize.
Beverley Bie Brahic’s The Hotel Eden is a book about seeing the world. She moves through – Paris, the French provinces, the American west coast – in the spirit of a flâneur, going about her daily life alert to the variety and mystery of human experience: the soup kitchens, the Luxembourg Gardens and the Latin Quarter, the refugees, works of art and areas of damage.
‘Fearlessly physical and observant (John Updike’s fiction comes to mind), Brahic carries on writing where many poets would stop, and earns that space.’
Carol Rumens, Poetry Review
Eoghan Walls is an Irish poet. He won an Eric Gregory award in 2006, and his first collection, The Salt Harvest, was nominated for the Strong Award for Best First Collection in 2012. He currently teaches creative writing in Lancaster University. Pigeon Songs is his second full length collection.
Edinburgh, EH8 8DT